Master Mind Solver

Master Mind Solver

This is a Java Applet I submitted to a high school project contest in 1997. It plays the Master Mind game against a human player and guesses the combination the other player thought of with the minimal number of guesses.

The applet is available here.

The allowed colors are emptyblueredblackwhitegreen, and yellow.

A description of the game is available here in German. Click here to have an automatic translation to English by Google Translate. I take no responsibility for the quality of the automatic translation, but Google Translate seems to have become reasonable good recently. 

I also provide the source code and an MS-DOS executable of a C++ version (in German) in this directory.

The program basically computes the expected information entropy of the answers for each possible question and then chooses the question with the highest value.